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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Equalizer

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by James Mottram

    ... underrated American television shows of the 1980s, The Equalizer starred British actor Edward Woodward as a former intelligence officer dishing out vigilante justice on the graffiti-stained streets of New York. It featured Stewart Copeland's crashing synth-and-drum score over the menacing titles — pure '80s bombast, brilliantly packaged. In this film update, directed by Antoine ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Film focus

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm by Mark Peters

    ... rivalry between the British driver and the brilliant, methodical Niki Lauda. Based on the true story of the astonishing 1976 season, in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Ouija

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Board to death OUIJA Starring: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith Director: Stiles White Category: IIB   This film is pretty much summed up by its title ... intent on harming them. To her credit, Ouija 's lead actress tries to act like she's in a proper drama rather than a genre film. Her character, Laine, never screams, even when ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Dot 2 Dot is a touching love letter to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm

    ... might appear to be mutually exclusive, both are present in writer-director-producer Amos Why’s first feature film, Dot 2 Dot. An absorbing drama about two people with a knowledge ... of complexity, and wonderful attention to detail, Dot 2 Dot is a low-key work that impresses with a script imbued with intelligence and sensitivity. An independent film whose main creator clearly wears ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm

    ... Dorma, an emotional piece used widely in cinema. It played a significant role in the soundtrack to both The Killing Fields – the 1984 film about the Cambodian genocide – and 2002 British rom-com ... the mainland. Mui was cast in 2004 movie House of the Flying Daggers but resigned two weeks before her death without having filmed any scenes. Out of respect for Mui, her character was removed from ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... Variety 's 10 directors to watch- largely on the strength of his popular tale Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996). The film won nine Hong Kong Film Awards (including best director for Chan, and best picture), but by the time of the list, he had already achieved success locally with films such as He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994) and the sequel Who's the Woman, Who's ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a family comedy that's too mild for its own good

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Category: I   A film that starts by having its protagonist trip over in front of the girl he adores probably isn't going to develop into a scintillating comedy. Sadly, this is just the first ... amusing movie would have benefited from a quick study of youth film genius John Hughes' works. What made those films so brilliant was that Hughes understood that, for children, growing up ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Fury conveys the horror of war

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... by Brad Pitt's sergeant — it also seems to be the directorial style with which Ayer approaches this most intense of anti-war films. Like Das Boot on wheels, it's set in April 1945, ... Robert Duvall's Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. While Pitt might headline the film, he's not the lead, emotionally speaking. That really belongs to Logan Lerman, who plays ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: The River is based on memories of the British Raj in the 1920s

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... script on personal memories of growing up in the British Raj during the '20s. The film's central character is Godden's alter ego, Harriet (14-year-old Patricia Walters), a gawky ... Text: Paul Fonoroff As the colonial era reached its twilight in the 1950s, a spate of Hollywood films emerged that showed European-controlled African and Asian realms in an exotic, ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Mark Peters

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters John Le Carre, author of The Honourable Schoolboy, a novel about a British spy sent to Hong Kong, celebrates his 83rd birthday today. Le Carre is the pen name of David John Moore Cornwell, who served as a special agent for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6 in the 1950s and 60s, until his cover was revealed to the KGB by a British double agent. Le ...




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